just announced that the setup for Guests to access times for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance at will soon be going on pause. Beginning September 23, 2021, a regular standby line will be available for Guests to walk up and wait to without having booked a in the .
The announced the change to the and cited Guest feedback for the motivation to allow the to operate with a traditional system rather than requiring a to .
Prior to this change, Guests visiting through September 22 will need to continue to join a . Securing a place in a for this has been quite the challenge for Guests hoping to the , so the addition of a standby line should be a welcome change.
Chelsea Eagle, a Communications Manager for Walt Disney World, says, “As we ramp up to ‘The World’s Most Magical Celebration’ honoring our 50th anniversary, we’re continuing to enhance experiences thanks to the feedback from our guests.”
The upcoming pause on the virtual queue on September 23 marks the first time the attraction will offer a standby queue since the ride opened in 2019. In their announcement, the Disney Parks Blog shared their understanding in the importance of flexibility to Guests visiting Walt Disney World, and while this change is announced as a “pause” implying it may not be permanent, we are hopeful that more opportunities will be available for Guests to ride popular attractions in the future.
Virtual queues have been helpful in managing access to attractions with lengthy wait times at Walt Disney World as well as managing merchandise launches and special events. While we do expect virtual queues to remain a part of the theme park experience in some capacity, especially with the launch of Disney Genie coming up, we are thrilled for first timers to Batuu to have the opportunity to ride Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance without the boarding pass process.
Open since 2019, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is a truly one of a kind World, hence the , and is featured in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at both and Disneyland. immersing Guests into the Star Wars universe and right into the world of the First Order. The is one of the most popular rides at Walt
The pause of the My continues to note that availability is not guaranteed. for this is only affecting the at at this time. ‘s official website and the